National Affairs: Entering the Final

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Two weeks before election the political U. S. looked like the map on this page. In choosing the next President Nov. 8, each state has an electoral vote equal to the number of its Representatives and Senators in Congress. The elective majority is 266 such votes. Nationwide presidential polls by The Literary Digest and the 26 Hearstpapers are reliable indices of what is in the political wind. The straw votes are supplemented and largely confirmed by studious political correspondents touring the country, by private business scouts, by astute politicians taking "off the...

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